Spring is in the air. There are two signs; number one, the swifts are back again and, number two, the dwarf irises are blooming in their thousands. I first noticed these last year, on the clifftop at Carvoeiro. They are wild flowers and sprout out of insignificant little spidery plants that litter the clifftop, often set in sparse, sandy areas and then there were so few of them that you needed to look for them. They bloom for a day or so, and only in the afternoon, then they are gone. This year, there are literally thousands of them; wonderful to see.
I’ve also included pix of Sophie and Wookie, who has just had his first haircut. He looks very butch these days!